Pics of the BTC 2014 018

Welcome to the Business Technology Center!

The Business Technology Center (BTC) is an innovative award winning project that opened in October 1998. The BTC is a 40,000 square foot secure facility with a state-of-the-art infrastructure offering key business support services to emerging technology organizations, that include access to capital, business professional mentorship from a large volunteer group of seasoned executives.  

Located just 2 miles from the world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and close to the prestigious California Institute of Technology, the BTC houses companies with specialties such as software development, bio-infomatics, cutting edge sensors and the commercialization of Federal laboratory technologies.  BTC firms have raised over $200 million from Angel and Venture Capital investors.

Make an appointment to discuss how we accelerate the growth of high technology organizations. Success Starts Here!      

Are you a budding entrepreneur?  Contact us to find out how we can help your business grow!

Nina Boon, Office Assistant
Doug Cohen, Administrator
Ingrid Goodman, Program Specialist III
Christopher Lopez, Development Specilaist

2400 North Lincoln Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001
Tel: (626) 296-6300
Fax: (626) 296-6301

Affiliate Program

The BTC Affiliate Program is a member-based organization designed to promote technology business growth in Los Angeles County. Membership is limited to individuals and organizations that support and have a professional commitment to developing successful technologies. The BTC Affiliate Program assists start up companies through education and networking opportunities, and provides a variety of other valuable resources to its members. 

BTC Affiliate Application

Incubation (Acceleration) Program (IAP)

Accelerate your success as a tenant in the BTC.  The goal of the BTC's IAP is to assist in the development of your new technology business through steady controlled growth and the creation of local and regional jobs. The philosophy behind the IAP is that by providing assistance in meeting your challenges, your company will be able to focus on your milestones and achieve your long term goals.

Incubation (Acceleration) Program


All interested companies must apply for admission to the BTC by completing an application and submitting it with a business plan. Upon acceptance into the BTC, the staff works with the CEO to set realistic goals and objectives. Mentors will assist the principals in finding the resources to meet designated benchmarks. The realization of these goals and objectives is a vital part of the mission of the Business Technology Center. 
Application for Admission

Pics of the BTC 2014 067
Pics of the BTC 2014 312
Pics of the BTC 2014 163


Fondant Systems
Via Space
Goldstar Events